Visiting Vignoble Rasse IGP Alpes-Maritimes @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence
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Visiting Monsieur Rasse and his Saint-Jeannet Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: This year has been the toughest yet to get into a blogging rhythm. For many reasons. Firstly I’m eight months pregnant and if this last week is anything to go by our little one wants to come and meet the world sooner rather than …

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Chateau de Bellet @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence #Bellet
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Visting Château de Bellet

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: There have been a fair few changes up at Château de Bellet, in the hills of Nice, over the past few years. The vineyard, so synonymous with the appellation itself, boasts a history dating centuries and a winemaking tradition passed down through the generations …

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Le Petit Vigneau in Saint-Paul de Vence #WinesofProvence @RivieraGrape
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Visiting Le Petit Vigneau, Saint-Paul de Vence

By Chrissie One of the first blog posts I ever wrote, back in early 2013, was about Le Petit Vigneau in Saint-Paul de Vence. At the time, it was the winemaker himself, Raphael Vigneau, who showed me around his vineyard, hidden on quiet (and rather plush) residential street at the foot …

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Sestri Levanti Liguria #Liguria #Italy @RivieraGrape
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Liguria Like a Local: Sestri Levante

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie To me, Liguria splits in two at Genoa. West of which, along the coastal stretch known as the Riviera Ligure di Ponente (the coast of the setting sun), is easily accessible by day trip from Nice and more than familiar. Head east of Genoa, …

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Rose Food Matching @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence
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The Art of Wine Pairing: A Bouquet of Rosés for Asian Cuisine

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: It’s officially summer and, in case you haven’t noticed, the world appears to have awoken to the virtues of our favourite pink drink along the Riviera, rosé! Whilst we know from practice just how well a glass of chilled rosé goes with local provençal …

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Bellet Wines #WinesofProvence #VinsdeProvence @RivieraGrape
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Château de Crémat, Chanel and Bellet’s Link to an Iconic Logo

By Chrissie You may be asking yourself what the Nice vineyards of Bellet and Chanel, the legendary perfume house, could possibly have in common? More, it would seem, than we think! After all, there is a certain parallel between the art of blending a fine perfume and the art of …

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Nice-Wine-Bars #Nice @RivieraGrape
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Thirsty? Best Nice Wine Bars

By Chrissie In the eight years that I have been living in Nice the wine bar landscape has changed a fair bit. Whilst the institutions remain just that (save for the fantastic Cave Wilson on Rue Gubernatis but rumour has it the venue is set to re‐open soon under new …

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Bellets Portes Ouvertes #WinesofProvence#Bellet #Nice @RivieraGrape
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Bellet’s Portes Ouvertes: A Practical Guide

By Chrissie Whilst regular readers will be more familiar with the subject of Nice’s own Bellet vineyards; it’s not every day that the vineyards in the hills of Nice throw open their doors for a weekend of complimentary tastings. Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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Nice Insider Tips Cote d'Azur @Rivieragrape Provence
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Ask a Local: Nice Insider Tips

By Chrissie Take a walk through the streets of Nice at the moment and you can feel the city awakening from her winter slumber. Restaurant terraces are getting busier, flip-flops are being dusted off and corks are being popped on the new vintage Côtes de Provence rosé! Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine        …

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Liguria Apricale #Italy #Liguria @RivieraGrape
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Liguria Like a Local: Apricale

By Chrissie Any excuse to spend some time across the border, really. Especially now that I want to blog more regularly about the plethora of wonderful villages hidden in the hills of Liguria. For this next installment of Liguria like a Local, Explore this Post Via:: The Riviera Grapevine       

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